Ashley Wood

Ashley Wood


Ashley is the VP Marketing at LANDR audio which provides tools that are simple to learn, easy to use so emerging creators can feel empowered to create while making the most of their limited resources. A Network of industry professionals, in person support and education content means users are always supported.

Ashley’s driven by how technology is democratizing access to professional sound and breaking down barriers like location and experience so artists can connect, collaborate and create.

Where are you based?

Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Where do you work? What do you do?

I’m the VP of Marketing at LANDR Audio. We offer creators a comprehensive toolkit to create, collaborate and master and distribute their music through a simple set of tools that never compromise on sound or quality.

What are you listening to?

When I’m not working I’m listening to the Trouble Will Find Me album by The National for probably the millionth time. While I’m working I’ve usually got a lo-fi playlist and Lav8 does lo-fi covers that keep me focused and energized throughout the day.

How do you discover new music?

I’ve been really spoiled since I’ve been at LANDR because I’m surrounded by musicians and creators. Our team is probably 80% musicians who are always on top of trends and news and then we’ve got all our Distribution artists releasing music daily. I’ll spend a decent amount of time looking through our Rising Artist Initiative submissions to discover new music.

RAI led me to discover The Laser Society, Baby Combat, 8BIT WIZRD and Earth Dad.

What formats do you usually listen to? LP, CD, Cassette, Digital, Streaming Services? Why?

I listen to most of my music through streaming services strictly for convenience and accessibility but nothing beats a Vinyl when you’re hanging out at home. While I don’t listen to CDs much, I’m incapable of getting rid of any of them – they’re each a physical representation of a time in my life and it makes me sad that I won’t have that with albums I’ve downloaded or streamed.

“While I don’t listen to CDs much, I’m incapable of getting rid of any of them – they’re each a physical representation of a time in my life”

Where do you do most of your music listening?

I’ve got music on constantly so I’m listening to it at home as I get ready for work, in the car on my commute and then all day while I’m working. I have made a ritual of having my first listen to an album in the car.

“I have made a ritual of having my first listen of an album in the car.”

How do you find and listen to pre-release music?

I make sure to follow my favourite artists on social media. More and more I’m finding that artists are starting to involve fans and followers in the process of creating and releasing music so they’ll share tracks they’re working on before they’re released. I pre-save as much as I can so that I don’t miss anything.

What are your frustrations with listening to music digitally? Any benefits?

The lack of revenue artists make from streaming is incredibly frustrating. I spend a lot of time speaking to our LANDR Artists and seeing how much time, energy and talent get put into a track. I can’t help but have that in the back of my mind as I listen on streaming platforms.

How do you keep track of everything you are listening to?

I’ve got so many playlists saved and ‘favourited’ so I can easily access what I’m looking for based on mood, activity, location and recency.

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Do you tip other people off to new music? How?

Streaming makes that so easy so I’ll share tracks or albums directly through streaming platforms.

Anything you want to “promote”?

I think anyone who has an interest in creating music should check out LANDR and all that it offers. We’re so much more than Mastering now and I think people will be pleasantly surprised with the quality of our other products. I’d also recommend people check out our latest LANDR Challenge to submit, vote, and co-own tracks with well-known artists and influencers. 

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